An air quality sensor that will dramatically improve the way scientists measure air pollution over North America has been joined with its satellite 🛰 host!
NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument was integrated with Intelsat 40e by Maxar’s Space Program Delivery team in Palo Alto, California. From its geostationary orbit which is a high earth orbit that allows satellites to match Earth’s rotation. TEMPO will take hourly daytime observations of air quality over an area that extends from Peurto Rico to northern Canada.
“Because of the hard work and dedication of the entire TEMPO team including our Maxar, Intelsat, and Ball Aerospace partners, we are excited to have completed this step towards launching with the IS40e spacecraft!” Said Kevin Dougherty who is the TEMPO project manager at the center in Virginia.
Let’s hope that this helps other countries as well like India so cities like Delhi can measure the air quality properly and take the required measures to improve it. I am sure that companies like Takachar headed by Vidyut Mohan and Kevin Kung who are also Earthshot prize winners created by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will help a lot in this fight against air pollution! Let’s give them a big round of applause for coming up with a much-needed innovation.
Let’s make our beloved earth a better place to live for future generations to come!!!
By Sri Nihal Tammana